Swiss operators in net neutrality move

Swisscom logoSwiss telecommunications providers have grouped together to adopt a strong pro-net neutrality code of conduct.

The country’s leading providers – Salt Mobile, Sunrise Telecommunications, Swisscom and UPC Cablecom – along with communications networks trade association Suissedigital, have amended their code of practice to guarantee customers the right to  use any online content, service or application on any hardware or software without limitations. They have also guaranteed freedom of information and expression, and pledged that no services or applications will be blocked.

The code provides a new list of all permissible traffic management measures to provide quality assurance for tailored offerings such as telephony, TV and videoconferecing.

Operators must inform customers about any traffic management measures they adopt and about network faults.

Swiss telecommunications association ASUT has also adopted the code.